Families of Chattahoochee County Georgia
Family Pages From Chattahoochee County


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I have genealogical connections to the area regarding the surnames of Holt, Cox, Bussey, and White surnames. Much of my material is online at http://www.casey-genealogy.com

My 3rd great grandfather, Col. Willis Cox Holt practiced law in Cusseta before the war, and was Capt. of Co. C ("Chattahoochee Beauregards") of the 10th GA. Infantry during the war, succumbing to injuries he sustained at the  Battle of Cedar Creek (Battle of the Valley) that was fought in Oct, 1864 (though his records state he didn't die until Nov. 1864 after having a leg amputated...)

He was born to William & Frances Cox Holt of Talbot Co., GA about 1838, and married Susannah Bird Bussey (sister of Lou Bussey Porter Tatum - of "Louvale" fame), and they had 2 surviving children, William Franklin Holt b. 1856, and my 2nd great grandmother Lucy Ann Holt, b. 1860. Again my descent is outlined well at my website...

I was in Georgia last October, and visited Cusseta, as well as the "old courthouse" which resides in Westville over by Lumpkin, where I presume old Col. Holt practiced law in at one time. 

Interestingly, some data from the Natl. Archives I received recently has Col Holt passing away in one piece of data at Chattahoochee City, GA and another at Woodstock, VA (closer to the battle).  (Is there such a town, or rather WAS there in 1864 as "Chattahoochee City, GA"?) 

Since we know he was buried in a CSA memorial graveyard at the Masanutten Military Academy near Woodstock & Winchester, VA, I presume the correct one is the one showing him convalescing and dying in Virginia...
http://holt.casey-genealogy.com (Holt page)


by Holli Jean (Boone) Kees Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of Calvin Stephens and Martha Saffold

Calvin Stephens was born the 8th of May 1808 in North Carolina. Nothing is known of his parents or siblings as of this date, but research is still going on to determine this. He married Martha Mariah Saffold before 1830. Martha was the daughter of Isham H. Saffold of Washington County Georgia and the Granddaughter of William Saffold and Temperance Shore. Martha was born in July of 1803 in Washington County Georgia. Martha is known to have had two sibling, Adam Saffold and Sarah (Saffold) Brady/McBride and possibly a third Daniel Saffold.
Calvin and Martha had a very large family of 9 children. All the children were born and raised in Chattahoochee County. Below is what is know by this researcher about them.

Sarah Katherine Stephens was born the 18th of September 1830. Nothing is known about her except that she died in 1851.

Joel Stephens was born the 20th February 1832 and died in Chattahoochee County on the 23 February 1903. Nothing further is known about him.

Rosannah Elizabeth Stephens was born the 8th of April 1833 and died 8th of October 1870. Nothing further is known about her.

Martha Marial Stephens was born the 27th of January 1836 and died the 14th of April 1871. Nothing further is known about her.

Peter Stephens was born the 19th of July 1837 and died after 1910 in Texas. He married Savannah Cassandra Bush, daughter of Thomas Bush and (H)Epsey Ann Watkins. One reference said they were married in Muscogee County Georgia like her parents were, but no reference has been found yet.

Peter and Savannah lived in the Gobbler’s Hill District on the 1870 Census. On the Roster of Confederate Soldiers, Peter served in the Chattahoochee Sentinels, Company D, 46th Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry as a Private under Captain Elijah Grout Raiford. He served from March 4, 1862 to May 4, 1862 and furnished Charles H. Baggett as a substitute.

Peter once owned a plantation near Renfroe, but removed to Webster County with his in-laws in the Harris District, which eventually became part of Chattahoochee County.

Peter and Savannah had one daughter that this researcher knows of, Annie Laura “Tressie” Stephens. “Tressie” married John C. Boone, son of Jesse M. Boon and Caroline Pierce of Stewart County Georgia on the 3rd of November 1878 in Chattahoochee County. “Tressie” and John had four children while living in Chattahoochee; Emmett Clyde Boone, Peter Stephens Boone, Cordie Mae Boone and Lottie Bell Boone. As Cordie Mae was never heard of again, it’s assumed she died in infancy in Chattahoochee County, Gobbler’s Hill District.

“Tressie” and John moved the remainder of their family to Cryer Creek, Navarro County Texas between 1885 and 1890. Once in Texas, “Tressie” and John had several more children; Pierce Boone, Annie Elizabeth Boone, Hatcher Boone, Ratcliffe Boone, Daniel Boone and Robert Edward Boone. On the 6th of September 1900, “Tressie” and John’s oldest daughter Lottie Bell died at Cryer Creek at the age of 14, cause unknown, but believe to have been an epidemic as there were numerous graves in the cemetery with the same or about the same date.

The family moved from Cryer Creek a few years after that and landed in Henderson County where they remained until “Tressie’s” death in 1922-1923. John moved to Kopperl, Bosque County with his son Daniel and his family, where he remained until his death on the 1st of April 1944.

“Tressie” and John’s son, Peter Stephens Boone, named after his Grandfather, was born on the 5th of February 1883 in Chattahoochee County, Gobbler Hill’s District, and died the 23rd of December 1951 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County Texas. He married Nellie Milvinie Honea, daughter of John Maney Honey, Jr. and Mary Catherine Molly Melvina Kiser on the 10th of November 1912 in Cleburne, Johnson County Texas. To Pete and Nellie were born three sons; Olney Floyd Boone born Kimbel Bend, Bosque County Texas, Arles Edward “Tot” Boone born Rio Vista, Johnson County Texas and Paul Hollis Boone.

Pete and Nellie’s son, Paul Hollis Boone was born in Cisco, Eastland County Texas in 1926 and married Johnnie Jean Mitchell, daughter of Bert Littleton Mitchell and Bonelyn Loving, on the 9th of December 1950 in Dallas, Dallas County Texas. To them were born three children; John Paul Boone, Holli Jean Boone and Kristi Lynelle Boone. All three were born in Dallas, Dallas County Texas. “Jean” died in Eustace, Henderson County Texas in 1993 where the family moved in the early 1980’s.

What ever happen to Peter Stephens and his wife Savannah Cassandra Bush is a mystery still. All that is known about them is that they left for Texas and was never heard from again after 1910. This researcher has been told by another family member that a group of six families left Chattahoochee County headed for Texas. “Tressie” and John were one family, John’s sister, Mary Rosaline “Ross” Boone and her husband John Opry and their children were another, John’s brother Jesse Thomas Boone was yet another, and I’m assuming that Peter and Savannah came with them making so far a total of four families. John had other siblings, Vashti Melissa Boone and her husband John S. Brewer stayed in Chattahoochee County, while his other sister Martha S. Boone and her husband James Tennyson Wharton stayed in Stewart County Georgia. John’s other sister Matilda died in her youth in Stewart County.

Robert Stephens was born the 5th of May 1839 and died in Virginia serving in the Civil War in 1861. Nothing further is known about him.

Mary Mittie Stephens was born the 3rd of September 1841 and died about 1936 in GA. Nothing further is known about her.

John Stephens was born the 8th of January 1843 and died the 12th of February 1912 in Chattahoochee County. John married Sallie Mozelle Patterson. John was listed as 28 years old on the 1870 Census in Chattahoochee County. Nothing else is known about him.

Calvin Washington Stephens was born the 14th of August 1845 and died in 1898 in Chattahoochee County. He married Julia Averett and had one child that I know of, Curtis V. Stephens from Renfroe. Nothing further is known about him.

A special thank you to Marion Cox and Otis Gunn for their input into my Boone/Stephens/Bush/Saffold Family Research.

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